Renew My Spirit

Psalm 51:10
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Lord, I pray that your holy and life-giving Spirit may move every human heart, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear and hatreds cease. Please let our divisions be healed, and let us live together in peace. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Seek Wisdom

James 1:5
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Lord, I pray for wisdom in these times of uncertainty. I look deep into my heart and soul to find your truth. I pray for comfort in times of spiritual restlessness — as I journey through the murky waters of sin and self-doubt. I pray for your word to enrich my life and bring me to a closer relationship and understanding with you, through your Son, Jesus Christ. And I ask that all your children be granted the same wisdom, comfort, and the promise of your word throughout their daily lives, that we all can gather in your house and praise you more lovingly and faithfully from this day forward. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

God’s Approval Made Plain

Romans 3:21-24 Now, the way to receive God’s approval has been made plain in a way other than Moses’ Teachings. Moses’ Teachings and the Prophets tell us this. Everyone who believes has God’s approval through faith in Jesus Christ. There is no difference between people. Because all people have sinned, they have fallen short of God’s glory. They receive God’s approval freely by an act of his kindness through the price Christ Jesus paid to set us free from sin. God’s plan is too simple for people to understand.
  1. You sinned
  2. God in Jesus forgave
  3. Believe have faith
That is it, no contact to sign. It is expected that this new life in Christ will be different than your old life. Those changes should be evident to those around you. It is expected that you share this good news with others. Do not try to “save” them, Jesus has completed that work. Just share the gift you’ve been given. Prayer Lord, forgive me a sinner. I accept your free salvation. Help me to share what’s been freely given. Amen. Also visit my other blogs
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    Firstfruits

    By Karen Kennedy

    James 1:18

    He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.

    Lord, into your hands I surrender myself, my family and friends, and all who confess your Holy name. Protect us today from all evil and from sins and temptations of the devil. Keep us safe from harm. Please enlighten my heart with the grace of your Holy Spirit and grant that I may ever be obedient to your commandments. Let me never be separated from you, and to know your Holy presence always. In Jesus name, Amen

    Not Only Bread

    Matthew 4:4

    Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

    Psalm 119:103

    How sweet are your words to my taste,
    sweeter than honey to my mouth!

    As my bodily life needs bread (food) to survive, so does my eternal life need to be fed inn God’s words.

    The psalmist knew the value of God’s words. But I just noticed something. He did NOT say that God’s words were sweeter than honey to his EARS but you his MOUTH.

    If we want the fullness of His words, we must speak them to others, then will they become “sweeter than honey.”

    Prayer :

    Fill me, Lord, to overflowing. Cause Your sweet words to pour forth from my mouth.

    Amen

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  • He Will Sustain

    Guest writer Karen Kennedy Psalm 55:22
    “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”

    Lord, thank you for being ever-present in my life. Thank You for being there in good times and in difficult times. Thank you for being always faithful in meeting my needs. Help me walk so closely with You each day, and remember that I never have to do this alone. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

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    Kept Blameless

    Guest poster: Karen Kennedy 1 Thessalonians 5:23
    May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Lord, I pray for inner peace today. Let me trust that I am exactly where I am meant to be, and help me to remember the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. Let me use the precious gifts that I have received from you in the right ways, and help me to pass on the love that has been given to me. Please give me confidence in knowing I am a your child and let this knowledge settle into my bones.

    In Jesus’ Name, Amen. Also visit my other blogs
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    I Will Give Thanks to Your Name

    Psalms 138:1-2 1. I will give thanks to you with all my heart. I will make music to praise you in front of the false gods. 2. I will bow toward your holy temple. I will give thanks to your name because of your mercy and truth. You have made your name and your promise greater than everything.

    David could and did make music to praise God. I don’t have the gift of creating rhyme, rhythm, and melody. But I can sing His praises thanks to the talents of those who can craft musical poems from the holy scriptures.

    Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life;Wonderful Words of Life by Philip P. Bliss

    Lord, accept our heartfelt praise whether raised in song, spoken word, or groaning to deep for words. Because your name and your promise is greater than all else.

    Amen.

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    The Good Gifts

    Guest writer: Karen Kennedy 1 Peter 4:10
    As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace
    Lord, give me each day the wisdom to see which things are important, and which things are not. Show me how best to use the time and talents you have given me. Help me to use all my opportunities wisely, that I may share, through service to others, the good gifts I have received from you. In Jesus Name, Amen Also visit my other blogs
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    Smartest Person in the Room

    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. I am having trouble making the point I want to make without sounding boastful or condescending. I have a high IQ. That it’s a statement of fact, not a boast. I can thank God and genetics for it. I personally had nothing to do with its development. But the truth of the matter is, sometimes I realize I am the smartest person in the room. And even more exciting to me is when I realized I’m not the smartest person in the room. However I know that, with God, I am never the smartest person in the room. Indeed, whoever the smartest person who ever lived was, they were an imbecile compared to the wisdom of God. God sees from beginning to end while we see only a fraction of the whole picture. Every new and exciting discovery that Humanity makes, was already known to God. Pray with me. Creator God, Master watchmaker, who set the universe in motion, who from nothingness brought forth everything, the seen and the unseen, forgive us our hubris when we choose to pit our will against yours. Set us on your path and be our constant guide. Amen. Also visit my other blogs
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